Electric usage             Natural Gas              Water usage           Aggregate                 Year
in KWH                      usage in CCF             in gallons                 Cost $

121,575                      607                           66,000​                     $17,317.64            Year 2017
124,136                      794                           91,000                     $17,010.83            Year 2016
​119,225                      783                           55,000                     $16,561.57            Year 2015
122,817                     1379                          48,000                     $18,296.74            Year 2014
132,428                     1249                          71,000                     $16,821.72            Year 2013
114,568                     1035                          57,000                     $14,949.18            Year 2012
123,776                     1157                          56,000                     $15,576.76            Year 2011
117,946                       933                          26,000                     $14,518.49            Year 2010
132,902                       191                          24,000                     $15,737.86            Year 2009
128,756                       186                          24,000                     $18,148.98            Year 2008
134,120                       240                          37,000                     $17,628.83            Year 2007



The City of Smyer purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy.

The City of Smyer purchases electricity from South Plains Electric Cooperative.  

The City of Smyer water is self-supplied.  
Energy Usage for the Calendar Year 2015

Electric usage          Natural Gas          Water usage          Aggregate          Month/Year
in KWH                     usage in CCF       in gallons               Cost $

10,802                     212                       5000                     1642.29             January 2015
13,735                     203                       3000                     1875.21             February 2015
13,651                     180                       4000                     1845.21             March 2015
13,406                       79                       3000                     1708.58             April 2015
10,395                       12                       3000                     1384.05             May 2015
​  9,729                         4                       4000                     1315.22             June 2015
  6,923                         1                       3000                       971.35             July 2015
  6,582                         1                       4000                       976.26             August 2015
10,381                         0                       6000                     1398.42             September 2015
  9,227                         0                       7000                     1264.74             October 2015
  7,210                         1                       6000                     1072.03             November 2015
  7,184                       90                       7000                     1108.21             December 2015

119,225                   783                     55,000                   16,561.57 



NOTICE OF MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN
CITY OF SMYER

Notice is hereby given that the Regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Smyer will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smyer City Hall, located at 202 Lincoln Street, in which the following will be discussed:

1.Call to Order
2.Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
3.Approve minutes of regular meeting August 9, 2018, and special meetings August 9, 2018, August 16, 2018, and August 23, 2018. 
4.Announcements
5.Hear from public on non-agenda items. (Time is limited to three minutes. Forms stating name and topic must be filled out and turned in by 7:30 p.m., August 30, 2018. Forms are available at City Hall. Topic must deal with City Services.).
6.Conduct PUBLIC HEARING on budget for fiscal year 2019.
7.Consider and take necessary action on Resolution to adopt budget for fiscal year 2019.
8.Conduct PUBLIC HEARING on tax rate.
9.Consider and take necessary action on Ordinance to set tax rate for fiscal year 2019.
10.Consider and take necessary action on Republic Services of Lubbock rate increase request for side load service waste collection and disposal services.
11.Consider and take necessary action on Ordinance providing for garbage collections rates.
12.Consider and take necessary action on Interlocal Cooperative Purchase Affiliate Agreement with the City of Plainview to obtain aerial mosquito spraying service.
13.Consider and take necessary action on official ballot for the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TML-IRP) Board of Trustees election.
14.Consider and take necessary action on building permit applications.
15.Discussion of progress on water supply issue.
16.Report from City Engineer – water system analysis, wastewater permit
17.Report from Volunteer Fire Department – report on facilities
18.Water/wastewater report – report on facilities
19.Approve financial report.
20.Adjourn.

Meetings are available to all persons regardless of disability. If you require special assistance, contact Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at (806) 234-3861 or write her at 
P.O. Box 203, Smyer, Texas, 79367, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

This is to certify that I, Jo Ann Beard, posted this Agenda on the front door of City Hall, facing the outside, and on the City Hall bulletin board, at 9:00 a.m., on August 27, 2018, and this agenda remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

____________________________________ 
Jo Ann Beard TRMC, City Secretary, City of Smyer



NOTICE OF 2018 TAX YEAR PROPOSED 
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF SMYER

A tax rate of $0.866611 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of CITY OF SMYER. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. 

The governing body of CITY OF SMYER proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS. 

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.866611 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.866611 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.855427 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.923861 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF SMYER from the same properties in both the 2017 tax year and the 2018 tax year. 

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SMYER may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate. 

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: 

property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact: 

Debra C Bramlett 
CITY OF SMYER tax assessor-collector 
624 Avenue H Ste 101
Levelland, Texas 79336 
806-894-4938 
dbramlett@hockleycounty.org 
http://www.co.hockley.tx.us/ 

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate: 

First Hearing: August 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m at CITY HALL 202 LINCOLN ST SMYER TEXAS 79367.

Second Hearing: August 23, 2018 at 7:00 P.M at CITY HALL 202 LINCOLN ST SMYER TEXAS 79367.